Abelam female ancestral spirit figure, Wapinyan, Eastern Abelam or southern Bukie culture area around Ulupu village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Ex. Kirby Kallas Lewis, Seattle, ex. Paul Harris, Anchorage. As with a number of the earlier small figures in this exhibition, there is a lug carved out on the reverse that indicates the figure was suspended within or most likely lashed to the front of the ceremonial house façade. Early 20th century or before, 16-5/8” (42.2 cm) in height. Price available upon request. Questions?